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"Musculoskeletal pain, which dwarfs all other kinds of chronic pain in prevalence, comprises a disproportionately low percentage of research papers published in pain journals or presented at pain conferences. Thus, it is heartening to see an ambitious book like this one, which focuses on musculoskeletal pain and reviews the basic science underlying it. The greatest strength of the book is its detailed description of physiologic processes involved in pain emanating from muscles. This is not surprising, given the fact that the editors are internationally acclaimed pain researchers with many years of experience in the study of muscle pain, ... Any physician or researcher who is interested in understanding the biology underlying musculoskeletal pain should have this book in his/her library."
APS Bulletin from the American Pain Society (Volume 19, Issue 1, 2009), Reviewed by James P. Robinson, MD, PhD
"This book integrates research findings within the field of musculoskeletal pain into a comprehensive publication that explores aspects relevant to clinical pain. Research studies on the mechanisms of musculoskeletal pain can translate into improved pain relief for patients. ... Throughout the book there is an emphasis on translational aspects of musculoskeletal pain research to clarify how current research can benefit clinical strategies. ... Fundamentals of Musculoskeletal Pain also offers insight on why musculoskeletal pain conditions are more prevalent in women by presenting new views on gender differences in musculoskeletal pain conditions, including hormone-related modulation of receptor expression and function."
Practical Pain Management (July/August 2008, Volume 8, Issue 6)
"The last few years have seen an extensive number of original, peer-reviewed publications in this field, making this publication a timely review of the mechanisms of musculoskeletal pain. ... The text is easy to read, and chapters are concise and well referenced, up to the publication year 2007. ... The efforts of basic science researchers to bring their knowledge and expertise to bear on a clinical problems is commendable."
Canadian Journal of Anesthesia (55:12, December 2008), Reviewed by Robert Banner, MD, CCFP, FRCP